Last weekend, I had some Singaporean guests over. Remember the Raya video I showed you a few weeks back? Guess what? My mentor Fazley Yaakob and I decided to sign them via our respective companies, FIPRO and Gumbira. Our first joint-venture project! We recorded over at Rafikoncept at Taman Tun, a luscious acoustic song. Can’t wait to present to you guys their new name and the song that Fazley wrote and composed, and Rafik and I produced. You just wait.

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Visited SMK Kajang Utama for a motivational program with Fazley. Never fails to make me all fuzzy inside thinking about when I was back in secondary school. Thanks SMKKU!


I accompanied Fazley in the shooting of TV3’s ‘GPS Iman’ an Islam-centric program for teenagers, and for the fardhu kifayah bit, I got to accompany Fazley on his episode where he helped slaughter a cow for lunch. Yes, for lunch. The other pictures are not really safe for blogging, but you can check out the gallery over at Fazley’s Facebook.

Some members of the Singapore Malay media will be receiving some eye-popping invitations to a private event on the 23rd September 2011 concerning Hyrul Anuars first music video. Although I’m only the producer for his album, I sibuk-sibuk and got myself involved in the process of the video (shot in SG, while I was in KL) helmed by the same Ridwan who did my ‘Ghaibmu’ video back in 2007 and helped put together a plan, in which, we (Hyrul and I), whilst at Bras Basah Complex one fine Raya day, came up with this invitation. Check out the trailers at his Facebook. Clap clap for Hyrul for managing all of this on his own!

P/S: Those coming on the 23rd, please take note of the road closures due to F1 Singapore.

Fazley Yaakob was presented with the gift that keeps on giving; a third son. And what do bestfriends do when their famous friend’s wife gives birth (again)? You call the press. So I did.

Major thanks to Murai, Mstar, Metro Harian, Gua Malaysia, Budiey, Media Hiburan, Ohbulan, Beautifulnara, Selebritweets, Mangga Online, RotiKaya and more for the hook-up. I was damn proud to start my press release with “Saya ditugaskan untuk menyebarkan berita baik untuk keluarga beliau” (I am being entasked to distribute this good news on behalf of the family). So I present to you, my nephew; Piyush. Also check out his Papa Cool on my Tumblr.

p/s: To Fazley, congratulations to you and Kak Azrene. This one’s the home run!


I packed my stuff, and made them pull my house. I am now sitting comfortably away from the Kota Damansara jam. It was the best thing ever for 2011. (Check out my Tumblr)

 

I was invited to sing for the first WhoLah party organized by Carrefour. Basically, it’s an iPhone/iPad app you can download, connect with your Facebook, and you can play the guessing game (matching names to faces of friends on your Facebook) and score actual prizes that you can claim over at Carrefour.

Thanks guys for having me appear at your party! I sang with this awesome band, Thing One, and did Stevie’s “Lately” and Chaka’s “Through The Fire”. How appropriate my man Altimet was in the crowd and tweeps teased that I sang the song for him, in the midst of his “Malaysian Boy” Kanye Controversy. Trust me, publishing and copyright law is simpler than it seems! All the pictures are uploaded to my Facebook. Look out for the WhoLah app at your friendly app store.

Went to see Adil play at the Esplanade when I was back in Singapore for Raya. He was dressed in a Baju Melayu with chapal, and served pineapple tarts to the audience. Awesome atmostphere and the songs were appropriate for the setting. Can’t wait for his first single out on Malaysian radio soon. Good luck Adil!

There’s Ridwan Ajmain’s children: Natasha, Farhana, Hisyam, Nabilah, Firdaus (not pictured: Raudhah), Muhammad Ajmain’s son Syarifuddin (not pictured: Asyraf who is in China), and the eldest here arwah Johan Ajmain’s daughter, Norhayatee (not pictured: Sulastree, and Khalid). Cousins not pictured are the children of Jamsyid Ajmain in Ipoh, Malaysia (Dzul, Zarina, Suraya, Dzachary), the children of arwah Abdul Jalal Ajmain (Shaharuddin, Suzana) the children of arwah Nuraini Ajmain, one is my bestfriend; Hidier, one is Rizal, and Halimatul Saadiah in New York! Much love to Kak Yaya and my sister in the Netherlands! Sorry you guys missed this!

Ok here are 13 of my younger relatives. Their grandma’s mother and my grandaunt’s late husband’s late mother are siblings. It makes me their uncle, I suppose. Imagine the family tree! Thanks Afiq for the pictures!

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Was invited to an event where the artistes had to take part in the lengthy process of making ‘dodol’ a sweet candy a la caramel toffee. The smoke from the wood fire was attacking my eyes! My first time ever. By the way, Banting is really far.

My little cupcake, Dahlia, has gone back to the Netherlands with her mother (my sister) and brother-in-law. She will be taller, bigger, prettier and older the next time I see her. It was awesome having her around in KL with me and in SG with the whole family. Tot ziens, Dada!

100 Hari Acoustic Tour #1: The show kicked off with buzzing of mosquitoes and much later awesome Johorean food for us. For pictures, courtesy of Rezeki Magazine, visit the gallery on Facebook.

A few months back, I did this, and now the end product is out. Halal Food & Beverage Ramadhan Bumper Issue is finally available in stores (Singapore). Major thanks to Nanny, John, Mazuin and crew!

Pictures courtesy of Michelle Toh.

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